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Saddened to hear that Sir Christopher Lee has died. Normally I don’t comment on celebrity deaths apart from the odd RIP if their work has given me some happiness. In 2001, I had the pleasure of meeting him at a signing session with my then wife and 11- day old daughter. My daughter had been quiet in the queue until it was our turn. Then she burst into tears and Mr Lee turned to her and said, “She’s obviously been watching far too many of my films.” Thank you Christopher for all those great performances and being a cool person in real life. Both my daughter, who remains a huge fan, and myself, express our condolences to his family.
John Porter, email
Thank you for all the moments that you shared with us. Thank you for the roles that you played for us, all the songs that you sang for us. And thank you for all that you did for us in the Winter War. Farewell my friend, where the night is quiet and the sleep is rest. You will always be part of us.
Very sad to hear the news of Christopher Lee’s passing. RIP to a true cinema legend – I hope he’s on his way to the Grey Havens.
Jenny Davies, Facebook
I first saw Scars Of Dracula when I was 10. It was the first Christopher Lee film I saw and I loved it. I saw Lee in the cape with the fangs and thought, “Yes, that is how Dracula should look.” Since then I’ve loved him in Star Wars, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Wicker Man and countless other brilliant movies. I also listened obsessively to his
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heavy metal albums and YouTube videos of him reading poems. Christopher Lee lived a life most of us can only dream of. The world is a little less bright without him. RIP Sir Christopher Lee.
Ryan Turner, Facebook
So sad to lose another iconic actor so soon after Leonard Nimoy. I have enjoyed all the films Sir Christopher has been in that I have seen recently, such as Sherlock Holmes And The Leading Lady. RIP Sir Christopher Lee.
Gary Pratt, Facebook
I can’t remember the first film I saw him in. I can’t remember the last. I will always remember though, that the films I did see him in, he always added something a bit special. My favourite has to be him playing Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun. You shall be missed.
Leon Coombs, Facebook
Goodnight, sweet Count.
Scott Adrian Varnham, Facebook lee certainly was one of the most iconic actors of his generation, and a gentleman to boot. turn to page 62 for our full tribute to someone whose career took in a remarkable number of top genre franchises.
Sir Christopher Lee, 1922– 2015.
Lord Summerisle hails The Wicker Man.